Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 9/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Yonny Chirinos vs. Marcus Stroman
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Rogers Centre on Monday, September 3, 2018 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are Yonny Chirinos for the Rays and Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays.
The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at -190 and Toronto at +178. The Rays have a 57-72-6 over/under mark and a 76-59-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 57-78-0 against the run line and have a 72-57-6 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 57-72-6 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 76-59-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 72-57-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 57-78-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
09/01/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Back left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland Indians
08/31/18 C Michael Perez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/29)
08/25/18 CF Mallex Smith Infection 10-day DL (08/25)
08/04/18 SS Daniel Robertson Thumb 10-day DL (08/04)
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
07/04/18 P Vidal Nuno Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/30/18 P Wilmer Font Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/18/18 P Marcus Stroman Blister 10-day DL (08/19)
08/12/18 3B Yangervis Solarte Hip 10-day DL (08/12)
08/08/18 3B Brandon Drury Hand 10-day DL (08/05)
07/08/18 P Rhiner Cruz Groin 60-day DL (07/08)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 72-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yonny Chirinos has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 4.04 and a WHIP of 1.28 this year. He has 51 strikeouts over his 62.1 innings pitched and he's given up 62 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 569 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 599 hitters and walked 236 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,018 base hits and 491 earned runs. They have allowed 130 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 420 batters and struck out 1,157. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.79.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .256, good for 6th in the league. The Rays hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Joey Wendle is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 116 hits this season in 393 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .422 and an OPS+ of 114. Matt Duffy is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 439 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .369. The Rays have 1,158 hits, including 217 doubles and 118 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 425 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,150 times as a unit. They have left 944 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 564 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 61-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.27, Marcus Stroman has a 4-8 record and a 1.44 WHIP this season. He has 76 strikeouts over the 100.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 109 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 504 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 497 batters and walked 178 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,242 base knocks and 645 earned runs this season. They have given up 174 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 444 hitters and struck out 1,076 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.50.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 17th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .281. He has 110 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 434 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .419 with an OPS+ of 91. Justin Smoak is hitting .251 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 111 hits in 443 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .472. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,109 base hits, including 261 doubles and 183 homers. Toronto has walked 436 times this year and they have struck out on 1,124 occasions. They have had 866 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.48 runs per game and totaled 600 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +178
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